Ornate detailing meets maximalist interiors: these over-the-top restaurants and cafes set the mood for a grand night out.
1. Arte 66 Bar and Restaurant
Located on the 66th floor of Arte by Thomas Chan, a decadent French-inspired luxury hotel in Mont Kiara, Arte 66 bar’s ornate details, gold finishes, Baroque-style pillars and hand-painted fresco ceilings could rival the Versailles itself. Arte 66 restaurant too is rife with Rococo influences, a place for guests to enjoy fine French fare over stunning views of the city. It’s been said that Arte 66’s high tea sets are exquisite: the work of celebrity pastry chef Bernard Chan (whose happy customers include the Sultan of Brunei and the King of Bhutan).
Keep in mind that the dress code for Arte 66 is formal or smart casual.
Address: Arte 66 Restaurant and Bar, Level 66, Arte by Thomas Chan, Tower 2, Jalan Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah, Mont Kiara, Kuala Lumpur | +6013-916 4123
We’ve heard terms like ‘maximalist’ and ‘eye-catching’ used to describe the eclectic interiors of the modern Malaysian eatery, OpenHouse. Diners here can never resist the opportunity to snap a photo or two in OpenHouse’s dramatic but elegant rooms, which brim with ornate chinoiserie wallpaper panelling, plush arm chairs, pendant lights and artful table settings that come together harmoniously without overpowering the eyes.
On October 10, 2021, the restaurant celebrated its third anniversary. Follow OpenHouse on Instagram to stay tuned for menu updates and more.
Address: OpenHouse, G48 Suria KLCC, Kuala Lumpur | +6019-299 0032
3. De.Wan 1958 by Chef Wan, LINC KL
Every corner at De.Wan 1958 seems to reflect a different shade of tropical glamour, as if to personify the kaleidoscopic personality of its namesake, Chef Wan. This colourful eatery located on the second floor of The LINC KL is a charming spot for soirees of 50 people or more. When you’re next in the area, drop by for to enjoy a taste of Chef Wan’s Siakap Asam Pedas and other hot favourites.
Address: De.Wan 1958 by Chef Wan, The LINC KL, Lot 2 – 2, Level 2, 360 Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur | 1-700-82-1558
4. Suzie Wong
Suzie Wong‘s East-meets-West old world glamour is simply irresistible, the perfect venue for a good old fashioned dinner and show (over delicious modern Chinese cuisine, no less) Over the years, Suzie Wong has seen its fair share of swinging shindigs, colourful cabaret performances and crazy costume parties to match its high-octane cocktail bar aesthetic. Reserve your spot to catch live performances at Suzie Wong every Friday and Saturday from 7.30pm onwards.
Address: Suzie Wong Asia, Wisma Lim Foo Yoong, 86, Jalan Raja Chulan, Kuala Lumpur | +6017-226 6480
5. Flour KL
Flour’s innovative French-Indian cuisine tells a story, and its exteriors provide the accompanying visuals. Think velvet draperies, gold-painted sculptures, elegant VIP dining rooms and gold accents and elegant tableware like what you’d expect in a classic French fine dining restaurant. It’s no wonder that fans of North Indian cuisine flock to this oh-so-elegant eatery for date nights or catch-ups with friends.
Address: Flour, 12, Jalan Kamuning, Off Jalan Imbi, Kuala Lumpur | +6012-960 0053
6. Faroz Cafe
Although TTDI is a haven for trendy eateries and bars, this ultra-lavish cafe along Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad still stands out, its plush European-style interiors visible through the front glass doors (not to mention the presence of a gold-painted retro-style bicycle parked out front, bearing the cafe’s name). Faroz Cafe boasts a versatile 700sf dining area with luxe draperies and cream and gold wall panels and floral centre pieces aplenty: the perfect place for private events or a cosy lunchtime spot to enjoy a hearty mix of Western and Malay cuisine.
Fun fact: Afternoon tea aficionado and Hong Leong Investment Bank CEO Lee Jim Leng has been spotted once or twice dining at Faroz Cafe.
Address: Faroz Cafe, 39 Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad 3, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Kuala Lumpur | +6019-779 7608